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Good bike hard case for travelling?(4 posts)

Good bike hard case for travelling?DT
Apr 15, 2002 6:02 PM
I'm moving to Germany later this summer and don't want to trust the military movers with my bike, so I want to get a hard case for it. Anyone have any preferences? I want one that I can lock closed. Thanks!!
re: Good bike hard case for travelling?RadicalRonPruitt
Apr 15, 2002 6:36 PM
I use the Performance case with lots of success. BTW, Thanks for protecting our country. I was in the army during the Gulf War. I appreciate the job that you and all the others in our military are doing. Good luck on your move to Germany.
Had luck with Performance casepmf1
Apr 16, 2002 4:39 AM
My wife and I have the hard cases sold at Performance. They have wheels and you can lock them (use 4 locks), which are both necessities for a hard case IMO. You can fit a large bike as well as a lot of other things in them. There are probably nicer cases out there, but these have worked for us. We've taken them on two domestic and one international trips. Bikes never got a scratch.

I think for the money, the Performance cases are a good value. I get 10% back from them (in the form of coupons), and they were on sale for $200 at the time. Not a hell of a lot more than some of the fancy cardboard boxes.

If you are just moving and don't plan to use the case on vacations, then you could probably make due with a regular card board box from a bike shop. One drawback of a hardcase is that it takes up a lot of room in your basement or garage. How you pack it is just as important as what you pack it in. I wrap the tubes in plumbing pipe insulation that can be found at any hardware store for a few dollars. I also made braces for the fork and rear stays out of threaded rods, wing nuts and rubber washers. Remove the pedals and seat post and wrap them. Put the rear wheel in a wheel bag to keep it from damaging anything. If everything is packed tightly, you're better off.
Trico SportsCKS
Apr 16, 2002 7:46 AM
I'm a big fan of the Trico Sports case, I use it 2-3x/month and find it's super convenient- except for the handle- not good for hauling a long ways, however, the case is constructed so it's easy to pack tons of extra stuff, also easy to prevent your bike from getting scratched.